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Common name: Atlantic Salmon, Non-native. ID: Narrow tongue. 4 to 6 teeth. Dark pectoral fins. Forked tail. Two dorsal fins, 1 adipose fin. Life Cycle: Spawn in their parent streams. The female digs a next near a pool and lays eggs, covering them, during fall. When the eggs hatch in April they stay under gravel until May or June, and then stay in the area for 1 or 2 years until they are big enough to go to the lake. They later return to spawn once they are bigger. Some Atlantic Salmon live to spawn more than once. Prey: Crustaceans, smelt, alewives, any other small fish meal. Predators: Eels, Northern Pike, Birds, Trout. Where to find them: In spring, they will be in surface warm waters. In summer, they retreat to deeper cooler waters until they move to spawning grounds in the fall.
These are pretty heavily fished in superior, right? @mcgraffy
@happyrock yes they are--most of the lakes have em
@mcgraffy I thought so! Seem like pretty common fish up there.